This lecture in conjunction with the Brooklyn Brainery will explore technical innovation in glass making, from early core-formed vessels through to fiber optic production, and finally the 3D printing of molten glass.
The presentation will highlight the stages of the MIT 3D Glass Printer from initial concept to deployment of the second-generation printer.
The printer has allowed for new explorations of surface, texture, and highlights created by reflections and refractions of light in the glass that are unique to this process. We will discuss innovations and applications of these discoveries in design, and the potentials of printing glass on the architectural scale.
Let’s start a conversation examining the intersection of technology, glass printing, fabrication and art!
- July 6th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm